Fifth Avenue, New York City

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    Fifth Avenue

    by PelLihi Written Nov 10, 2004

    Fifth Avenue is a huge street, begining at Washington Square and ending at the Harlem River, best known for its stylish department stores and boutiques. Between 34th and 59th street, 5th Ave. is full of awe-inspiring shops and stores. The most famous of these stores include Saks 5th Ave and Tiffany's, but literally hundreds and hundreds of both large and small stores line the streets, most full of high-priced and good quaility luxury items. Fronting the avenue are the Empire State Building, the NY Public Library, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick's Cathedral, and the Guggenheim Museum. From 59th St. to 110th St. 5th Ave. borders Central Park, and on it's East side are tall apartment buildings which are housed in the former mansions of NYC. On the West side of 5th Ave., from 80th to 84th street, is the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and North of the avenue goes through Marcus Garvey Park and Herlem. If you want to see how the rich and famous live in the Big Apple then take a walk along Fifth Avenue, buying some gorgeous items and seeing world-class sights along the way!

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    Fashion Avenue

    by D_Shannon Written Sep 10, 2004

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    Oh, so much fun. If you shop at Sak's make sure you sign up for the credit card to get the discount - your purchases go on whatever card you want and you can always cancel the card later. Even if you don't buy, you can get a makeover in cosmetics, have gorgeous men ply you with fragrances, and window shop 'til you drop.

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    Fifth Ave.

    by Shakermaker Written Sep 6, 2004

    The fifth avenue is the most glamorous one in Manhattan. You'll find a lot of world class brands.
    What really called my attention is the incredible amount of tourists in this avenue, sometimes it looked like there were more tourists than New Yorkers...i didn't really liked this.
    The avenue itself is magnificent, like i said, very glamorous, but still has that New York feeling, meaning it is still kind of dirty and chaotic, something that i particulary liked.

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    SHOPPING TIME!.

    by Hosell Updated Aug 30, 2004

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    SHOPPING TIME!.

    Do you like shopping? if your answer is yes,then this is your place in New York!.
    One of most importants places for shopping in New York,is the FITH AVENUE,where you can find some of best and most expensives shops in world,including TIFFANYS,SAKS FITH AVENUE,and lots more.
    Also there are a lot of STORES in NY, like:MACY'S,BLOOMINGDALE,ETC.

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    Shopping at Christmastime.......

    by Bavavia Written May 27, 2003

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    Manhattan is a wonderful place to shop anytime of the year, but especially Christmastime...There are so many varieties of stores and merchandise....You should try to visit Saks Fifth Avenue, if only to see the beautiful display at Christmas..If you go inside, its a mad house with so many shoppers!! Many other stores have displays too, such as Lord and Taylor, also on Fifth avenue......they have a Christmas scene in their window!!!
    PS if you go, there is a cute dress I like in the lady's department, nice pretty black dress, size 6 if you are dying to buy something !! : )

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    Take the Fifth

    by rickyvilla81 Written Mar 17, 2003
    it aint as big as i thought...

    5th Avenue - what a place to shop! You have to remember that streets in the US are way way longer than streets in the UK, and 5th really stretches. It takes in such sights as ST.Patricks cathedral, the Empire State, the Flatiron, Central Park (Upper East Side), New York Public Library, the Rockefeller centre and lots and lots of SHOPS!!!!
    Oh yeah, get yer wallets out folks, 5th is where you shop. Actually there are lots of places to shop in NYC but tell everyone back home, yah, bought these shoes on 5th, they'll be so impressed.

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    Trumps Tower

    by darthmilmo Written Oct 26, 2002

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    The Trump Tower is a luxurious building on Fifth Avenue. It lies a few blocks from Central Park. I inadvertently found it by walking down Fifth Avenue. I loved the interior decoration. Best thing was that viewing it is free :).

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    This is the inside, everywhere...

    by bugalugs Written Sep 12, 2002

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    This is the inside, everywhere is an orange coloured marble! There are some small shops and cafes. There are also some open air gardens, on about the 4th floor, but they were closed when we were there. It was about 9pm in the evening, so maybe they are open in the daytime.

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    Here we were walking along...

    by bugalugs Written Sep 12, 2002

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    Here we were walking along fifth avenue, on our first evening staring at everything, when I saw Trump Tower! Well I have heard of Donald Trump so I wanted to take a look. Here I am pictured with the doorman. I was going to have my photograph taken by Wayne on my own until he muscled in on the act :) I didnt mind really he was very nice.

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    TRUMP TOWER

    by Maggies Written Oct 9, 2002

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    The interior of the Trump Tower atrium is lavished with pink marble, a waterfall, mirrors and glitz... Above the six-story atrium rises extraorbitantly expensive apartment and office tower. It looks quite amazing and, well, who wouldn’t like to have an apartment here...

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    Fifth Avenue

    by Bigs Updated Sep 8, 2002

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    Shopping paradise if you have money!

    This is the perfect place to go windowshopping!Even if the windows at Tiffany´s are so small......
    You might better have a 'Breakfast at Tiffany´s'? But bring your picnic basket with you! The diamonds may be a bit heavy as a starter!
    If you have enough money this is the place to go shopping!
    All expensive stores are situated here!

    If you follow the Avenue further north, you will get to the Central Park area, where a lot of famous people have their appartements! You might see someone there! I would love to live there! So why don´t you invite me?

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    The Cartier Building is one of...

    by AndreasK Written Sep 7, 2002

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    The Cartier Building is one of the „jewels“ of Fifth Avenue. Built in 1905 as a residential building it was converted into a store in 1917. The original owner, Morton F. Plant, was a well-known banker, yachtsman and owner of baseball teams who had purchased the property from William K. Vanderbilt. Vanderbilt sold the property with the provision that it not be used for commercial purposes for at least 25 years. Plant was able to arrange the 'premature' transaction with Vanderbilt and Cartier's, which reportedly exchanged a valuable pearl necklace for the property. During the Christmas holiday season, Cartier wraps this building in a large red ribbon.

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    ~ 5th.Avenue ~

    by Marie-Lo Written Sep 7, 2002

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    ~ 5th.Avenue ~
    So nice and interesting to just take the time to stroll around, and look at all the store's...

    You will pass so many famous sites...like-ROCKEFELLER CENTER.

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    FAO Schwarz - whether you are...

    by Pamela_Peace Written Sep 2, 2002

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    FAO Schwarz - whether you are 9 or 99, this is a feast for the eyes. When was the last time you were visually overstimulated? Take a couple of hours and pretend that you're a kid again! Located at 767 Fifth Avenue at 58th Street.

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    Be a kid again, go shopping at...

    by KirstenL4W Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Be a kid again, go shopping at FAO Schwarz. This is an absolutely huge toystore with just about anything you could possibly want. They have everything from run of the mill toys to collectors items, a sweet shop with M&Ms in lots of colors (besides the basics), and an incredible stuffed animal collection. You can get lost in here. If you have kids to shop for, you'll go broke, even if you don't you will probably do some damage to your wallet anyway.

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